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SECURE ACCESS • Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 1618 (UTC)
Rare EF2 tornado hits Revere, Massachusetts
Rare EF2 tornado hits Revere, Massachusetts

A rare tornado ranked EF2 on the Enhanced Fujita scale struck the city of Revere, Massachusetts around 9:30 am local time on Monday, causing a swath of destruction over two miles long and 3/8th of a mile wide as winds topped around 120 mph. The tornado began at the border of Revere and neighboring Chelsea, Massachusetts and traveled along the street of Broadway in Revere, according to the National Weather Service's preliminary report.

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Fighting in Gaza sparks riots in West Bank
Fighting in Gaza sparks riots in West Bank

While fighting between Hamas and the Israeli military occurred in Gaza, violent demonstrations took place continuing into the weekend in the West Bank and the Old City of Jerusalem, in which eleven Palestinians died and more than a hundred were injured.

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Scientists analyse effects of global warming, atmospheric ozone on crops
Scientists analyse effects of global warming, atmospheric ozone on crops

A research team from the US and UK has analysed effects of global warming and ozone pollution over 2000–2050 on the worldwide production of wheat, rice, maize and soybean. The study was published in journal Nature Climate Change on Sunday.

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Jeff Gordon wins the 2014 Brickyard 400
Jeff Gordon wins the 2014 Brickyard 400

On Sunday, Jeff Gordon of Hendrick Motorsports recorded his 90th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win in the 2014 Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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India and Pakistan accuse each other of ceasefire violation
India and Pakistan accuse each other of ceasefire violation

During the last week, through Friday, there have been several incidents of firing at the India–Pakistan border, causing deaths on both sides: members of India's Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistani citizens, suspected by India to be .

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